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Fire's Shatter Combo
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I'm not too sure how prevalent the knowledge is, so I thought I would do a step-by-step for some insane burst damage that pretty much leaves you exhausted but the enemy dead.
Heating Up procs
Living Bomb will hopefully explode at some point during the Deep Freeze stun
Fireball (which crits, causing Heating Up to turn into Pyroblast!)
Pyroblast (which crits, from Pyroblast! buff, causes Heating Up)
Inferno Blast (which crits, causing Heating Up to turn into Pyroblast!)
If that second Pyroblast crits (or perhaps even if it doesn't), Combustion followed by Dragon's Breath and Counterspell on whoever might be thinking about dispelling the Combustion. Throw in your on-use trinkets, likely macroed into your Deep Freeze, and it's as close to an I WIN button as mages have right now. I'm sure Alter Time would be freaking magical in there somewhere too, perhaps to have it finish just before the last Pyroblast in order to return the Heating Up proc.
If you don't have to worry about your enemy breaking out of frost nova, you can (and should) cast a fireball before the deep freeze.
If you care only about burst there, you'll prefer frost bomb to living bomb, since it deals all of its (huge) damage at once, and it doesn't require you to set up the combo for the last tick because of its short duration (and possible detonation via glyphed inferno blast).
Why only after Heating Up? Here's what I did--
HS Procs --> Nova into DF asap --> Instant Pyro --> Inferno Blast --> Instant Pyro --> Combustion --> Inferno Blast --> Pyroblast
The last pyro won't get the Shatter bonus, but it's good icing on the cake. Make sure you have a bomb on the target before you go to town on the guy too.
That's pretty badass too, Stranger. The only drawback I see in setting it up is getting the HS proc without Inferno Blast. It's two levels deep on the RNG unless you're working with a teammate who can freeze the opponent too. I think it would put out a buttload more damage though.
The more I've been working on dailies and Rares, the more I'm learing how to better chain my shatter crits. Here's my current strat (i don't always get the chain right, but i'm still working on it)...
Heating Up! procs
Alter Time (start)
Insta Pyro (should crit - Heating Up!) #1
Insta Pyro (should crit - Heating Up!) #2
Combustion (will reset Inferno Blast and have two insta/crit pyro burns)
(Deep Freeze should wear/have worn off by now)
Alter Time (end, or manually end)
Insta Pyro (should crit - Heating Up!) #3
Insta Pyro #4
Again, i'm not sure if all the timings work out exactly, but I'm getting used to having two freezes and watching when to cast and chain more and more.
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